Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics®), a world leader in industrial flame detection, gas detection and hazard mitigation systems, is now a member in the FDT Group, an open, independent, not-for-profit association of international companies dedicated to establishing an international standard with broad acceptance in the automation industry, and has launched device-type manager (DTM) files for its flagship flame and gas detection products.
Det-Tronics is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a business unit of United Technologies.
FDT/DTM standardises the communications and configuration interface between industrial field devices including gas and flame detectors, and host systems such as an asset management system being utilised at a facility.
It enables any industrial field device to be configured, operated, and maintained through a standardised user interface, regardless of supplier, type, or communication protocol. In addition, FDT-enabled field devices share configuration, status and diagnostic information, resulting in reduced costs over the lifecycle of a facility.
Det-Tronics flame and gas detector customers can now enjoy the benefits of FDT/DTM, featuring a simplified user experience, device interaction, and calibration initiation. In
addition, the documentation, log extraction, fault diagnostics, sensor health and predictive maintenance activities help end-users focus specifically on process uptime.
"We have already seen quick adoption of the highway addressable remote transducer (HART) communication protocol in flame and gas detection, and FDT/DTM is a natural fit for continued success in petrochemical, oil, and gas applications," said Charles Hoff, product manager, Det-Tronics.